Worst Free Pay-To-Win Mobile Games

These are the mobile games that purposely limit your progress if you don't spend real world money.

The Top Ten

1 Clash of Clans

Coc order

Must Waste all money on town hall

Must upgrade all cannons

Must buy tesla

Must make an army of bowlers

Must make earthquake potion

And you know the result - KingDedede

It seems like the majority of games on the app store are tycoons where the premium currency is basically required to get far in. - thunderstar1124

There are hundreds of stories of little kids accidentally draining their parents' bank accounts or obsessed adults who go to extreme lengths to pay for/get enough time to play this game. I remember reading an article about one of COC's top players and how he brought 5 iPads covered in plastic into the shower with him so he could always play. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

Every enemy sucks

2 Game of War: Fire Age Game of War: Fire Age Product Image

All the games here are p2w but I don't know how much players wasted their dollars for a dominus in Roblox - KingDedede

All of the original Top 3 games on this list which are Game of War: Fire Age, Mobile Strike, and Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire are made by the same company. Don't believe me? Google it. All 3 of these games are virtually the exact same things with the only difference being the visual style. These games are so aggressive with microtransactions that you need to spend hundreds of dollars on these games a week to stay relevant within the community. These games are everything wrong with the mobile app landscape today. False Advertising? Don’t think you’re getting an experience even remotely similar to what the high-budget ads show. Waiting times? Yes, and they are ridiculously long. Paywalls? You bet. Purposely limiting your progress if you don't spend money? Absolutely. Your progress in these games are only dependent by how much money you're willing to spend on it. It would probably take thousands of years to get far in these games without spending money. The worst part is these ...more - thunderstar1124

3 Clash Royale

Extremely pay2win. You need around 20 years to max card without paying.

This game is like playing early NHL games against ai. It just decides you have to loose with no options, reason to be counter decks in this game.

It's almost impossible to reach league 2 or 3 without paying

Total rip off. Should be under pay more and more to win..

4 Fortnite Fortnite Product Image

No, this isn't a pay-to-win game. If it was, you could spend money in-game to get an advantage over other players. Here, all it does is change the appearance of your character. - thunderstar1124

The game isn't pay to win as it normally would be, but there are LOTS of scammers on the Save The World mode (the other one.) So many little kids try to scam or get scammed with item trades, and even YouTubers are scamming little kids so they could do nothing with those 70 Nocturnos the kid gave them.

It IS a pay2win because of VBux

The ultimate cashgrab. You thought the Emoji Movie was made only for money? Fortnite is just that x infinity. The emoji movie ripoff, wreck it ralph 2 featured this as well as a lot of other movies and shows and commercials not related to it. It has countless merchandise and has made as much as Endgame, maybe more. The sad truth is, it sold more than any DS game. The v *ucks system is a truly weak cashgrab method to be "Cool".
Fortnite ruins lives.

5 Candy Crush Candy Crush Product Image

Any game that forces its demographic into multiple Facebook SOS messages and paying money to advance need to be pulled. For real. - Swellow

I played Candy Crush and hated it. The "lives" concept is getting VERY old, and not just in Candy Crush but in all mobile games. I feel like they rig some levels so that you have to lose a certain number of times before you can win.
I was glad that this game was slowly fading from existence until King started putting out ads EVERYWHERE and made that awful Candy Crush game show (yes, you heard me right, there is a CBS T.V. show.)
Anyways, I'm just glad that this "game" relies only on hype and will be forgotten within the next 5 years, where it will only be remembered as that game you chose to pay instead of saving for college. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

6 Mobile Strike

Literally the exact same game as Game of War but the only difference is the modern warfare visual style. - thunderstar1124

You can't progress into endgame without paying

No, just no.

8 k in this lol

7 Club Penguin Island

You can't do anything without a membership. Disney stole my childhood

TRUE! I heard that Disney was on drugs while making this game!


8 Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire

Pay walls for game mechanics that are included in gameplay of other titles. Pay walls upwards of 100$ for an overview map that literally everyone should have.

Literally the exact same game as Game of War and Mobile Strike but with a Final Fantasy skin over it. - thunderstar1124

9 Angry Birds Go! Angry Birds Go! Product Image
10 Pixel Gun 3D Pixel Gun 3D Product Image

Back in 2014 this was a great game that required a level of skill to play but now the only people that win are the 6 year olds who steal their parents credit cards

$149.98 for a Mythical weapon? Come on Pixel gun!

In the old days it was good but now the good guns are 350 gems and the old good guns now suck. Plus don’t buy storm hammer because it cause 999 gems (you get 3 coins per match) and it SUCKS - KingDedede

Pixel Gay 3D

The Contenders

11 Gardenscapes

I could tell from that guy's look on his face that this was another terrible cashgrab when this ad popped up. - thunderstar1124

That guy’s face seems like he wants to steal some bucks from you - KingDedede

They started to spam fake ads of the game, like there are tools and you have to fix stuff with them, it fails at the end and does something like an explosion or something that grabs your attention to click on ”download” and then give yourself a really bad disappointment.

12 The Simpsons: Tapped Out

Altgough I must agree that it is pay to win,its still posible to get really far in the game and I have a lot of fun playing it

13 War Robots

While the game can be pay to win sometimes, you can still win without spending. I've played the game without spending anything and its still possible to win. It all boils down to skill and if you are new to the game and have no idea what you are doing, you might as well try to get better and stop complaining about pay to win. With a little practice, the game gets easier but for inexperienced players, the game may seem difficult.

Why does a hydra cost like a lot of gold, its terrible and it should cost silver.

This game is pure Pay to Win and Free to Play.

Pay to win 100%

14 Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

The game is ridiculously p2w. Skins add stats, but require diamonds. And the only way to acquire diamonds is to spend real money or start a stream. Even streams, not everybody is willing to give away diamonds. So wallet warriors have an advantage. You only get few hundred gold after each match, while emblem upgrades requires gold which are very costly, as they require certain emblems to be upgraded. And those emblems themselves only drop a few. Heroes cost up to 32000, and you only get up to 200 gold after each match! Ridiculous.

The skins not just for cosmetic but adds stat too

Pay To Win: Gang Bang

Pretty pay 2 win cause it’s hard to gain battle points

15 Roblox

This is a major pay to win because of all the gamepasses that REALLY boost your chance in winning a certain game, and what got me the most is they removed the tickets, which were FREE. See, back before most people can remember, there was a free currency called tickets, and you got 10 every day. But in 2016, they removed tickets and now, to get things in the catalogue, you have to spend REAL MONEY to just get an item that isn't even real. What's worse is that when a price changes on an item or gamepass, it goes UP most of the time. I swear this is one of those games where little kids ask their mums to buy something for them, or steal their mum's credit card. There you have it, roblox is a proven pay to win.

It's not kinda p2w but u need to buy some robux to get a good look instead. Yea, I spend a lot of money on this game. It's not so worth it to be honest. - Biteki


Its p2w because of gamepasses

16 Lords Mobile

Not only this app is pay to win, I'm literally tired of seeing it's ads on other games. The advertisement is so misleading and intrusive that will annoy anyone who seen it.

Will lose easily if your place is full of "pay to win" players.

its trash

This is meant to be number one IGG claims this is a strategy game but by the seven hells LM is just gambling app

17 Toon Blast

Costs charged are often in tiny text and almost hidden, resulting in surprise credit card charges

18 Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time

Why the hell is this up here? I understand that you need to pay cash in order to level up your plants, but come on, its only for the arena. you could just play normal pvz without the players. And once your plants are lvled up by going grinding a bit you can do lots of stuff.

I really like the old game instead. This second game ruin a bit fun because u had to pay for special plants. to be honest, you can complete all the worlds without spending any money. I bet you got it wrong perhaps. - Biteki

Eventually the difficulty here spikes up so impossibly high that it’s impossible to progress without spending money. - thunderstar1124

19 Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

F this game

20 Vikings: War of Clans

The "update" made it virtually impossible for anyone to keep up who wasn't spending tons of cash each week.

Should be in the top 10

21 Hearthstone

Hearthstone is free to play, but must pay to win,. If u not pay, you'll stuck at level 18 or 17,.

22 Sniper 3D Assassin
23 Rise of Civilization

There is no balance in game. Chinese players get a huge advantage by buying resources for a cheap price. There are plenty of Chinese illegal bots which sell resources. Lots of pay to win, cheating. Worse game I ever played

So many whales who spend thousands of dollars to stroke their egos.

The Chinese whales have taken over. Definitely pay to win.

Yes so suck

24 South Park: Phone Destroyer
25 Battle Warship: Naval Empire

An upgraded carrier with its 3 planes will cost you $500. Some carriers are on auctions and means you gotta pay $500 to get it in it's basic version. I've seen players waste 8k here and they're not finished yet

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